A big part of our recovery pathway is our Training and Development Centre, which offers activities and training to men and women in recovery from addictions. We run regular classes in literacy, art, creative writing, digital skills, gardening, and woodwork, helping students to improve self-esteem, develop creativity, learn new skills, and get qualifications to help them move forward in their recovery journey. We also support residents and students through work experience at our social enterprises and charity shops, and we help people explore opportunities external to SCT such as volunteering, education, and employment.
After a year of virtual classes, we’re so happy to have reopened “in person”.
“Attending SCT has kept me busy and in contact with people I went through treatment with. I met new people in recovery as well. In literacy I’m learning new things, and art shuts my head up for a while… It helps me get out of where I live and have a purpose.”
– Mo, an art and literacy student*
During the first term back, our students have been creating works of art and written pieces around the topic of “community”.
The students’ artwork, poems, and written pieces are now on display in the windows of our shops, support centres, and social enterprises all over East London.
Come and see them for yourselves, share your photos of them, and tag us!